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An American Story

by Debra J. Dickerson

A profoundly courageous and insightful memoir, An American Story documents the events that have shaped journalist Debra Dickerson's conscience.

The daughter of former sharecroppers, Dickerson never imagined she...


Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism

by William J. Bennett

The events of September 11, 2001, were an unforgettable tragedy, but they also revealed that the spirit of America is strong and undiminished. Not since the shocking attack on Pearl Harbor has the nation pulled...


The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking

by Brendan I. Koerner

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of '60s idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized...


The Good Life

by Loren Baritz

What is the American middle class? What does it want?

 

In search of these answers The Good Life tackles the assumptions Americans make and have made about their own culture—about the meaning of equality,...


Why Are We at War?

by Norman Mailer

Beginning with his debut masterpiece, The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer has repeatedly told the truth about war. Why Are We at War? returns Mailer to the gravity of the battlefield and the grand hubris of...


Native Wisdom for White Minds

by Anne Wilson Schaef

You don't have to be white to have a white mind.

What is a white mind? As Anne Wilson Schaef learned during her travels throughout the world among Native Peoples, anyone raised in modern Western society or by...


The Boys on the Bus

by Timothy Crouse & Hunter S. Thompson

Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols.

Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from...


Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

by Diane Ravitch

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling...


Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children

by Jonathan Kellerman

This thought-provoking and timely book from a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and noted child psychologist reveals the factors that often lead to explosive and shocking juvenile violence.

 

“Ethically...


Walk in Their Shoes (enhanced edition): Can One Person Change the World?

by Jim Ziolkowski & James S. Hirsch

Jim Ziolkowski gave up his career in corporate finance to create buildOn, a service-oriented program that goes into high-risk areas around the world to work with students in their communities. Under Jim’s...


Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion ofSafety

by Eric Schlosser

The New Yorker

“Excellent... hair-raising... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.” (Louis Menand)

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the...


The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System

by Ron Paul

Twelve-term Texas Congressman, Presidential candidate, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ron Paul returns with a highly provocative treatise about how we need to fundamentally change the way we think...


Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2013, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2013

by Sheri Fink

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the...


Faith and Politics: How the "Moral Values" Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together

by Senator John Danforth

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


To Be a Friend Is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind

by Kirk W. Johnson

The stunning memoir of “one of the few genuine heroes of America’s war in Iraq” (Dexter Filkins), a rare glimpse into the perspective of the Iraqi people, and a searching exploration of America’s moral...


The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City--and Determined the Future of Cities

by Joe Flood

New York City, 1968. The RAND Corporation had presented an alluring proposal to a city on the brink of economic collapse: Using RAND's computer models, which had been successfully implemented in high-level military...


The Art of War

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli considered this book his greatest achievement. Here you will learn how to recruit, train, motivate, and discipline an army. You will learn the difference between strategy and tactics. Machiavelli...


The Art of War & the Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Collected here in one omnibus edition are Niccolò Machiavelli's most import works, The Art of War and The Prince. It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government. He did it with The...


W. E. B. DuBois's Exhibit of American Negroes: African Americans at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

by Eugene F., Jr. Provenzo

This book takes readers through W.E.B. DuBois’ groundbreaking exhibit about African Americans at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. With more than 200 black-and-white images, Provenzo explores the diverse lives...


How to Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction

by Liisa Ladouceur

Citing examples from folklore, as well as horror films, TV shows, and works of fiction, this book details all known ways to prevent vampirism, including how to protect oneself against attacks and how to destroy...